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Is anybody on Facebook?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by dusty, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    NYway...

    I think Facebook is a scam by the college alumni orgs. You have to have a university email address to log on, so when I stopped paying tuition and didn't want to pay some ridiculous fee to keep my email address, I lost my Facebook. Not that I really care, but it makes it useless for keeping in touch with people.
     
  2. rdawson808

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    ANYway...

    I think Facebook is a scam by the college alumni orgs. You have to have a university email address to log on, so when I stopped paying tuition and didn't want to pay some ridiculous fee to keep my email address, I lost my Facebook. Not that I really care, but it makes it useless for keeping in touch with people.



    Actually I think for security reasons it is good that they require the uni address. That way it can actually work as a facebook, something my college doens't even have (yet another, "oh, let's not infringe on students' privacy" things, the morons).

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  3. j

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    Actually I think for security reasons it is good that they require the uni address. That way it can actually work as a facebook, something my college doens't even have (yet another, "oh, let's not infringe on students' privacy" things, the morons).

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    I guess it's great while you're in college, or if your school lets you keep your email address. But when you're on your way out and losing track of underclassmen, you're out of luck. You can't even change your account later to a non-uni address.
     
  4. rdawson808

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    I guess it's great while you're in college, or if your school lets you keep your email address. But when you're on your way out and losing track of underclassmen, you're out of luck. You can't even change your account later to a non-uni address.


    How about classmates.com? I have used that to keep track of old friends. You can avoid having to join by doing something clever in your "bio" like putting your email address in some sort of won't-get-caught-by-the-filter form.

    Me (at) bigcorp (dot) com. That's what I did and it works well enough.


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    I have a Facebook account. I don't really use that stuff anyway.

    I am fiscally conservative too, and I love indie rock. I don't quite fit in with the vegetarians and far-left at concerts, but I can deal with it I guess.
     
  6. aybojs

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    ANYway...

    I think Facebook is a scam by the college alumni orgs. You have to have a university email address to log on, so when I stopped paying tuition and didn't want to pay some ridiculous fee to keep my email address, I lost my Facebook. Not that I really care, but it makes it useless for keeping in touch with people.


    I don't think that's the case. You have to have one to start a profile, but when you become an alumnus, you just change your account's e-mail address to whatever address you currently are using. I don't use my soon-to-expire university address anymore, but my Facebook account is still as active as ever. I recall that they advertised this feature pretty heavily around graduation time this past spring.
     
  7. j

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    I don't think that's the case. You have to have one to start a profile, but when you become an alumnus, you just change your account's e-mail address to whatever address you currently are using. I don't use my soon-to-expire university address anymore, but my Facebook account is still as active as ever. I recall that they advertised this feature pretty heavily around graduation time this past spring.
    All I know is I couldn't log back in and wasn't interested in doing any work to figure it out. A lot of people I know didn't have one or didn't even go to college, so there was no sense trying to maintain such a limited network anyway.
     
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    I have a girlfriend, so Facebook isn't of much use to me.
     
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    J Are you sure that your school doesn't offer forwarding addresses to alumni? You could use that as a login address(which would also forward any email to your "real" email address) and keep your separate contact email address.
     
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    Yes, they "offered" it but you have to pay for it. I don't really care anyway, it would just mean more spam to sort through.
     
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